BVPD academy offers citizens a look behind the badge

The Bay Village Police Department is hosting a Community Police Academy beginning on March 16.

The main goal of the Community Police Academy is to provide information to the residents so they understand how law enforcement functions and increase the rapport between the citizens and the officers of the Bay Village Police Department. Students will become more aware of what their police department does and why they do it certain ways. 

The Community Police Academy is a 10-week program, held for 10 consecutive Thursday nights starting on March 16 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Each session will cover separate areas of the Department’s operations. Topics include firearms, communications, patrol and SWAT. These topics will be presented using lectures, demonstrations and student participation.

We hope that the graduates of the Academy will utilize the knowledge gained through the program to assist the Police Department in its goal of providing a safe community for the citizens of Bay Village. The Academy is open to any resident, 21 years of age and above and with a valid driver’s license. The participants will be required to complete an application and sign a waiver form. A background check will be conducted.

Applications can be obtained at the Police Department, City Hall or via the website at Applications are due no later than March 12. Class size is limited to 15 participants. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Lt. Calvin Holliday at 440-899-3487 or

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 9:48 AM, 02.21.2017